[PHOTO] A Smoke Angel from Airplane Flares

June 14, 2007 at 6:22 am Leave a comment

Looking perhaps a bit like a gigantic owl monster, the cloud pictured above resulted from a series of flares released by an air force jet over the Atlantic Ocean in May. The jet that released the flares, a C-17 Globemaster III, is seen on the right. The flares release smoke and the resulting pattern is sometimes known as a smoke angel.

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